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    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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Westwood Public Schools is a top rated, public school district located in Westwood, MA. It has 3,180 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.
About Westwood Public Schools...
Address
220 Nahatan Street
Westwood, MA 02090
Telephone
(781) 326-7500

Westwood Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1310
266 responses
Average ACT
30
143 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,180
Free or Reduced Lunch
4.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,405
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$47,802,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,724/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    2%

Westwood Public Schools Reviews

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The teachers are super nice and they try to aid students in their courses. However, the classes themselves seem limited and our interests are limited. It is a very athletic school, while a lot of the students try to be involved in performing arts programs. The school definitely needs more funding for its performing arts department due to the massive number of students involved in concerts and musicals.
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Westwood High School has supported me and prompted me since freshman year in order to ensure my readiness for college. I feel as though Westwood has provided me with a safe learning community that has offered me many different opportunities to help me succeed in clubs, sports, and academics. Overall, I am pleased with my high school experience.
Westwood High School really felt like a community, not just a school. I personally was not involved in sports or sporting events (apart from filming them for the local TV station), but felt that if I wanted to be, I could easily enter the crowd and not only not be questioned, but welcomed, and I feel this attitude really applies to any part of Westwood High. I would say my few issues with the school lay more with individual faculty members or students, and are personal. Apart from the personal issues, maybe a more inclusive and informative health class would improve the school, but my experience with Westwood High School has been an overwhelmingly positive one.